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Samantha

Canadian station's future uncertain; tonight's news canceled

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lolno. Look at CTV, then look again at their programming. The name itself is already a contradiction.

It's funny you bring up CTV. Everyone assumes that it stands for "Canadian TeleVision," but in actuality, that isn't the case. CTV really doesn't stand for anything.

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It's funny you bring up CTV. Everyone assumes that it stands for "Canadian TeleVision," but in actuality, that isn't the case. CTV really doesn't stand for anything.

CTV does actually stand for Canadian Television though. It's prior name, Canadian Television Network, derived from that.

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by the way , to update , the 'evening news at 11pm' is just a replay of its 6pm newscast

Even in a region such as the Horseshoe, a lot can happen in four hours! Why would they tape the 6pm and replay at 11...I forgot! CANADA!

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The Toronto Star received an internal email that confirms that this was a move to ditch the union and debt inherited from Canwest.

 

One interesting item from the article: "Under Ontario law, businesses must honour existing collective agreements when they take over a company unless they dramatically change the nature of the work being performed."

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CHCH is already starting to re-expand out their Morning Live programme. Now it's on from 6am to 10am. Plus of course the 6pm Evening News hour, and the half hour 11pm bulletin. That makes 27.5 hours on weekdays, but still 0 hours on the weekend, which is odd.

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"This setback is a set up for a comeback." - Steve Harvey

 

And CHCH just started it with expanding Morning LIVE again.

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Here's some stats CHCH released pertaining it's operations:

  • In 2014 CHCH recorded an operating loss of almost $2,000,000.
  • Between 2014 to 2015 revenues at CHCH declined by $10,156,232.
  • Last year, the loss at CHCH grew to over $4,000,000.
  • By autumn 2015, CHCH was losing over $130,000 each week. This situation could not be sustained.
  • Post restructuring, CHCH delivers three times the minimum requirement, broadcasting 22.5 hours of original local news each week. CHCH’s broadcast license requires it to air just 7 hours of local programming each week.

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CHCH bankruptcy: Channel Zero and its web of companies trigger federal investigation

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6390707-chch-bankruptcy-channel-zero-and-its-web-of-companies-trigger-federal-investigation/

 

Corporations associated with Channel Zero or its principals:

 

● 1225520 ONTARIO INC.

 

Held the licence for AOV XXX Action Clips and AOV Maleflixxx. Was equally owned by Millar, Podzyhun, D'Andrea and Balde.

 

● 1490525 ONTARIO INC.

 

Licence holder for Silver Screen Classics and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Channel Zero parent company.

 

● 2190015 ONTARIO INC.

 

Licence holder for CHCH and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Channel Zero parent company.

 

● 2208937 ONTARIO INC.

 

Partner company to Channel 11 Limited Partnership. Now bankrupt.

 

● 2308740 ONTARIO INC.

 

Also known as Channel Zero Inc.

 

● BOLLYWOOD TIMES HD TV INC.

 

Associated with Channel Zero's Bollywood Times digital TV channel. Directors include Millar, Podzyhun and Fuoco.

 

● CHANNEL 11 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

 

Company that employed CHCH's news content producers. Now bankrupt.

 

● CHANNEL ZERO INC.

 

Owned by Millar (39.3 per cent), Podzyhun (39.3 per cent) and Fuoco (21.4 per cent). Operates CHCH-TV, Bloomberg TV Canada, Silver Screen Classics, Rewind (formerly Movieola), AOV Adult Movie Channel, AOV XXX Action Clips, AOV Maleflixxx, Bollywood Times HD channel, Mehndi HD channel, Halla Bol HD channel.

 

● DIAMOND MEDIA

 

Owned equally by Doug Rankine and a family trust associated with Randy Jorgensen. Company assisted in the operation of Channel Zero's pornography channels.

 

● DRIVE PUBLISHING INC.

 

Held the licence for Channel Zero's AOV Adult Movie Channel. Millar, Podzyhun, D'Andrea and Balde each owned 12.5 per cent of the company.

 

● IMPACT GRAFFITI INC.

 

Owns 163 Jackson St. W., Hamilton (CHCH headquarters) and 481 First Rd. W., Stoney Creek (site of CHCH transmitter), as of Oct. 16. Millar, Podzyhun and Anthony D'Andrea listed as officers and directors.

 

● MEHNDI HD TV INC.

 

Associated with Channel Zero's Mehndi digital TV channel. Directors include Millar, Podzyhun and Fuoco.

 

● METRO8 LIMITED

 

U.K.-based company that sought approval for television channel Metro8 Edinburgh, proposed to start in Sept. 2013. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Channel Zero parent company.

 

● MOVIOLA: SHORT FILM CHANNEL INC.

 

Licence holder for Rewind (formerly Movieola). 85 per cent owned by Channel Zero parent company.

 

● 2492618 ONTARIO INC.

 

Identified by Unifor as the numbered company now employing the news content producers for CHCH in the wake of the Channel 11 LP bankruptcy. A corporate profile for the company shows an incorporation date of Nov. 23, 2015.

 

● 2492616 ONTARIO INC.

 

Identified by Unifor as employing other staff rehired after the bankruptcy announcement. A corporate profile for the company shows an incorporation date of Nov. 23, 2015.

 

● 2492619 ONTARIO INC.

 

Identified by Unifor as employing other staff rehired after the bankruptcy announcement. A corporate profile for the company shows an incorporation date of Nov. 23, 2015.

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